Empty chambers and cancelled conferences deny the public a vital feedback loop when politicians are presenting their ideas.
If anything, the past few years have shown us why it should be difficult for a prime minister to call an election at will.
After winning a landslide victory at the last election, the UK prime minister's political capital is slipping away thanks to his inept handling of the COVID crisis.
We shouldn't see politicians and scientists as residing in distinct, separate realms.
It might not have been good for Johnson, but things seem to be working out well for Scottish workers.
The idea that Boris Johnson was under some kind of spell during the Cummings era is a convenient one for him.
This was always a marriage of convenience for the UK prime minister. But that doesn't mean it will be an easy divorce.
The question of the Irish border after Brexit is a more pressing matter for the next president than it has been for his predecessor.
Politics cannot be separated from emotion, as the past few months have clearly shown.
After four years of obstruction from Trump, European leaders have a long wish list and are impatient to get to work with Joe Biden.
The big losers from such a scenario would not be the countries of the European Union.
History shows that revenge is a dish often served cold in Westminster.
Financial support is the way to protect health and the economy. Right now, Boris Johnson is achieving neither.
Those lefty do-good lawyers Johnson and Patel are so concerned about are a vital part of parliamentary democracy based on the rule of law. This is precisely why they continue to denigrate them.
Despite Boris Johnson's newfound enthusiasm for offshore wind farms, the UK risks going backwards on wind power capacity.
China has a monopoly on rare earth metals, so where will the materials for the UK's wind revolution come from?
What might be the global geopolitical significance of Trump's positive COVID-19 test?
A pathological need to please is preventing the prime minister from breaking bad news.
'Prozac leaders' believe their own rhetoric that "everything is going well". But this wishful thinking can quickly contaminate organisations, and has been disastrous during the pandemic.
How did the British prime minister and Brazilian president's brush with COVID-19 affect them politically?